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Surgical Technologist II

Primary Location San Marcos, California Worker Location Onsite Facility San Marcos Hospital Job Number 1264519 Date posted 03/19/2024
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Job Summary:

Under close supervision, assists during surgery as a member of the surgical team by preparing and organizing operating room prior to surgery, selecting and passing instruments during surgical procedures, maintaining operating room in aseptic condition following established policies and procedures; and assists with patient care during and after surgery Conforms to prescribed policies and procedures regarding aseptic techniques. Maintains cooperative, courteous relationship with the patients, public, and other personnel.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists physician during surgery as a member of surgical team.

  • Passes instruments and supplies as directed. Scrubs and conforms to sterile technique for each procedure.

  • Assists in draping the patient.

  • Provides proper retraction of tissue.

  • At the direction of the surgeon, can hold retractor (but cannot place retractor).

  • Assists in controlling hemostasis by applying a Bovie to a clamp as the direction of the surgeon.

  • Assists with sponging, suctioning, and performing sponge, needle/sharp, and instrument counts.

  • Prepares suture for closure of surgical incision.

  • Applies proper surgical dressing as directed by physician (wound healing and dressings).

  • Recognizes, responds to, and assists in acute emergency situations following established procedures and policies.

  • Hold and position video camera under direction of the surgeon.

  • Check surgeons preference cards and prepare sterile setup for surgeon.

  • Count with circulating nurse, before she/he preps the patient.

  • Be accountable for items required for documentation on that procedure.

  • Anticipate wants of surgeon and keep adequate sutures and supplies ready.

  • Keep Mayo Stand and Back table neat and orderly, make sure that there are no loose needles on the field.

  • Confirm all specimens with the surgeon.

  • Handoff specimens to the circulator prior to the end of the case or earlier if direction of the surgeon.

  • Takes all instruments to workroom for washing or places in cart to return to SPD.

  • Remove suction bottles, etc., disposes of any contaminated instruments.

  • Adheres to methods of sterilization, disinfecting, antisepsis & aseptic techniques.

  • Packaging, storing and dispensing surgery supplies.

  • Principals for maintaining environmental safety: including handing of surgical specimens and body fluids.

  • Required counts.

  • Electrical and radiation hazards, fire safety.

  • Drains, tubes, and collection mechanisms, catheters.

  • Modes of transportation to and from the O.R., including ICU transport.

  • Patient care and emergency procedures.

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • Assists surgeons with surgical procedures, in other patient areas according to patient needs, i.e. toucheostoy and PDA repair in NICU.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

  • Additional Surgical Technologist II duties include:

  •  Restocking surgical supplies

  •  Assisting in creating inventory lists

  •  Assisting with setting par levels (so co-workers can also restock)

  •  Assisting with education and in-services when requesting by management and co-workers

  •  Works with management on re-organization of work environment / storage spaces

  •  Takes call

  •  Ability to scrub all cases

  •  Acts as preceptor/trainee for surgical technician students and new surgical technician staff


Basic Qualifications:


·       One (1) year of operating room or military equivalent experience in scrub role within the last two (2) years or recent completion of operating room training program.


·       N/A.

License, Certification, Registration

·       Surgical Technologist Certificate within six (6) months of hire from National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

·       Basic Life Support


Additional Requirements:

·       Ability to scrub all types of surgical cases except open heart.



·       This is a variable position with variable start times.

·       Ten (10) hour shifts available.

Primary Location: California,San Marcos,San Marcos Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 03:30 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B09|OPEIU|Local 30 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: SAN MARCOS MEDICAL CENTER - Operating Room-1 - 0801 Pay Range: $34.46 - $38.5 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest